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K8V-MX

User Guide

Motherboard

E2125 First Edition V1.00 July 2005

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Contents
Notices ............................................................................................ vi Safety information .......................................................................... vii About this guide .............................................................................viii K8V-MX specications summary .................................................... ix

Chapter 1: Product Introduction


1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome! .............................................................................1-2 Package contents ................................................................1-2 Special features ...................................................................1-2 1.3.1 Product highlights ....................................................1-2 1.3.2 ASUS unique features .............................................1-4 1.4 Before you proceed .............................................................1-5 1.5 Motherboard overview .........................................................1-6 1.5.1 Motherboard layout .................................................1-6 1.5.2 Placement direction .................................................1-7 1.5.3 Screw holes .............................................................1-7 1.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ............................................1-8 1.6.1 Overview .................................................................1-8 1.6.2 Installing the CPU ...................................................1-8 1.7 System memory .................................................................1-10 1.7.1 Overview ...............................................................1-10 1.7.2 Memory congurations ..........................................1-10 1.7.3 Installing a DIMM...................................................1-13 1.7.4 Removing a DIMM.................................................1-13 1.8 Expansion slots..................................................................1-14 1.8.1 Installing an expansion card ..................................1-14 1.8.2 Conguring an expansion card .............................1-14 1.8.3 PCI slots ................................................................1-16 1.8.4 AGP slot ................................................................1-16 1.9 Jumpers .............................................................................1-17 1.10 Connectors ........................................................................1-19 1.10.1 Rear panel connectors ..........................................1-19 1.10.2 Internal connectors ................................................1-21

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Chapter 2: BIOS Information
2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS......................................2-2 2.1.1 Creating a bootable oppy disk ...............................2-2 2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to copy the current BIOS ...............2-2 2.1.3 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ........................2-3 2.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS .............2-5 BIOS Setup program ...........................................................2-6 2.2.1 BIOS menu screen ..................................................2-7 2.2.2 Menu bar .................................................................2-7 2.2.3 Navigation keys .......................................................2-7 2.2.4 Menu items ..............................................................2-8 2.2.5 Sub-menu items ......................................................2-8 2.2.6 Conguration elds .................................................2-8 2.2.7 Pop-up window ........................................................2-8 2.2.8 Scroll bar .................................................................2-8 2.2.9 General help ............................................................2-8 Main menu ...........................................................................2-9 2.3.1 System Time ...........................................................2-9 2.3.2 System Date ...........................................................2-9 2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A....................................................2-9 2.3.4 Diskette Write .........................................................2-9 2.3.5 Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave ...................2-10 2.3.6 System Information ...............................................2-11 Advanced menu .................................................................2-12 2.4.1 CPU Conguration ................................................2-12 2.4.2 Chipset ..................................................................2-15 2.4.3 Onboard Devices Conguration ............................2-19 2.4.4 PCI PnP.................................................................2-21 2.4.5 System Frequency/Voltage Conguration .............2-22 Power menu.......................................................................2-23 2.5.1 Suspend Mode .....................................................2-23 2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ...............................2-23 2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ..................................................2-23 2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support ...............................................2-23 2.5.5 APM Conguration ................................................2-24 2.5.6 Hardware Monitor ..................................................2-26 Boot menu .........................................................................2-27 2.6.1 Boot Device Priority ...............................................2-28 2.6.2 Boot Settings Conguration ..................................2-29 2.6.3 Security .................................................................2-30 Exit menu ...........................................................................2-31

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2.4

2.5

2.6

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Chapter 3: Software Support
3.1 3.2 Installing an operating system .............................................3-2 Support CD information .......................................................3-2 3.2.1 Running the support CD ..........................................3-2 3.2.2 Drivers menu ...........................................................3-3 3.2.3 Utilities menu ...........................................................3-3 3.2.4 Contacts menu ........................................................3-4

Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
To assure compliance with FCC regulations, use shielded cables to connect the monitor to the graphics card. Changes to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance can void the users authority to operate this equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement


This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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Safety Information
Electrical safety
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device. Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged. Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices can interrupt the grounding circuit. Set your power supply to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company. If the power supply is broken, do not try to x it by yourself. Contact a qualied service technician or your retailer.

Operational safety
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals that came with the package. Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately. To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets, and circuitry. Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area where it can get wet. Place the product on a stable surface. If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualied service technician or your retailer.

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About This Guide


Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this guide. WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.

Where to nd more information


Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

1. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. 2. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.

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K8V-MX Specications Summary


CPU Socket 754 for AMD Athlon 64 processor with 800 MHz FSB frequency and built-in L2 cache up to 1 MB AMD Athlon 64 architecture supports simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing VIA K8M800 VIA VT8237R 1600MT/s 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 2 GB unbuffered ECC, non-ECC DDR 400/333/266 DRAM memory 1 x AGP8X 3 x PCI Integrated Graphics 2 x Serial ATA, RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD 2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 ADI AD1888 SoundMAX 6-channel audio CODEC S/PDIF out interface Integrated 10/100 Mbps LAN controller in the southbridge with Realtek RTL8201CL LAN PHY Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports 1 x Parallel port 1 x Serial port 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x VGA port 1 x Audio I/O port 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port 4 x USB 2.0 ports (Continued on the next page)

Chipset System bus Memory Expansion slots VGA Storage Audio LAN USB 2.0 Rear panel I/O ports

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Internal I/O connectors 2 x USB connectors supports additional 4 USB ports 20-pin ATX power connector 4-pin ATX 12V power connector CD/AUX audio in Chassis Intrusion CPU/chassis fan connectors Front panel audio connector S/PDIF out connector 4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, (TCAV), PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 PCI 2.2, USB 2.0/1.1 Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio ASUS C.P.R. ASUS MyLogo 2 SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 200MHz up to 240MHz at 1MHz increment WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOR, WOL by PME, WOR by PME,WO USB, WO KB/MS Drivers ASUS PC Probe Anti-Virus Software ASUS LiveUpdate Users manual Ultra DMA cable FDD cable I/O shield SATA cable microATX, 9.6 x 9.6 (24.5cm x 24.5cm)

BIOS features Industry standard ASUS Special features

Manageability Support CD

Accessary

Form factor

Specications are subject to change without notice.

Chapter 1

This chapter describes the features of this motherboard. It includes brief explanations of the special attributes of the motherboard and the new technology it supports.

Product Introduction

1.1 Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS K8V-MX motherboard! The ASUS K8V-MX motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below.

1.2 Package Contents


Check your K8V-MX package for the following items. ASUS K8V-MX motherboard ASUS motherboard support CD 1 x Ultra DMA cable 2 x Serial ATA cables 1 x FDD cable I/O shield User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.

1.3 Special Features


1.3.1 Product highlights
AMD Athlon 64 processor support
The K8V-MX supports AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron processors: The AMD Athlon 64 processor is based on AMD 64 technology, which represents the landmark introduction of the industrys rst x86-64 technology. 64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace current 32-bit architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access and increased productivity. This motherboard provides excellent compatibility and exbility.

Serial ATA RAID


The on board VT8237R southbridge provides the complete solution to your RAID requirements on different disk array standards, and supports RAID 0,1 and JBOD on 2 Serial ATA ports.

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VIA K8M800 and VT8237R chipset


The VIA K8M800 northbridge is a 64-bit processor controller that utilizes the HyperTransport bus link to interconnect with the AMD 64 processor. The VIA K8M800 features an Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP) to deliver exceptional integrated graphics and video playback performance. The VT8237R southbridge employs the VIA DriveStation Controller Suite that enables multiple drive conguration through native Serial ATA, RAID, and Parallel ATA/133 support. This chip also supports USB 2.0, MC97, PCI and LPC interfaces and allows 6-channel audio through the VIA Vinyl Audio technology. When Serial ATA installing OS, there is no need to set up drive.

DDR400 support
DDR 400 (PC3200), the latest and fastest DDR memory standard, suppports bandwidth up to 3.2GB/s to provide enhanced system performance.

Integrated 10/100 Mbps LAN


The on-board LAN controller is a highly integrated FAST Ethernet controller. It is enhanced with an ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating systems.

6 Channel Audio & SoundMAX Digital Audio System


The SoundMAX Digital Audio System is the industrys highest performance and most reliable audio solution for business perfessionals, audiophiles, musicians, ,and gamers. SoundMAX Digital Audio System can output 5.1 channel surround sound and features state.

AGP 8X support
AGP 8X (AGP 3.0) is the next generation VGA interface specication that enables enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth speeds of up to 2.12 GB/s.

USB 2.0 technology


USB 2.0 is the latest connectiviity standard for next generation components and peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0 delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480MB/s, for easy connectivity.

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S/PDIF out
The K8V-MXs S/PDIF-out function turns your comoputer into a high-end entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful speaker systems. See page 1-17.

AMD Cool n Quiet! Technology


The K8V-MX supports AMD Cool n Quiet! Technology, which monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool and quiet environment..

1.3.2 ASUS unique features


EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot from a oppy disk. See page 2-5.

Q-Fan Technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technoology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efcient operation.

CrashFree BIOS 2
Whenever BIOS gets corrupted, ASUS CrashFree BIOS2 allows users to reboot the computer and perform an smart auto-recovery procedure through the motherboard support CD.

C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)


When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the case to clear CMOS data. Just simpoly restrart the system, the BIOS would show the previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again.

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1.4 Before You Proceed


Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity. Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component. Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.

Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component.

SB_PWR
ON Standby Power

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K8V-MX Onboard LED

OFF Powered Off

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1.5 Motherboard Overview


1.5.1 Motherboard layout
ATX12V
KBPWR

COM1
PARALLEL PORT

DDR DIMM1 (64 bit, 184-pin module)

DDR DIMM2 (64 bit, 184-pin module)

Socket 754

VGA
USB1 USB2

USBPW12 USBPW34
Bottom:

USB3 RJ-45 USB4

Top:

VIA K8M800

PRI_IDE

AGP
R

PCI1
K8V-MX PCI2
FP_AUDIO

VIA VT8237R

SATA2

SATA1

CR2032 3V Lithium Cell CMOS Power

AD1888
SPDIF

AUX

PCI3
USBPW56 USBPW78
SB_PWR
USB78

Super I/O
CLRTC

4Mbit BIOS
PANEL

CD

USB56

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SEC_IDE

Top:Line In Center:Line Out Below:Mic In

ATXPWR

CHA_FAN

FLOPPY

T: Mouse B: Keyboard

PS/2

CPU_FAN

1.5.2 Placement direction


When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.

1.5.3 Screw holes


Place eight (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.

Place this side towards the rear of the chassis


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1.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU)


1.6.1 Overview
The AMD Athlon 64 processor has a gold triangle in one corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin A1 that should match a specic corner of the CPU socket.

Gold Arrow

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K8V-MX CPU Socket 754

Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and severely damage the CPU!

1.6.2 Installing the CPU


Follow these steps to install a CPU. 1. Locate the 754-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard. 2. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90 -100 angle.
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90-100 angle, otherwise the CPU does not t in completely.

Socket Lever

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3. Position the CPU above the socket such that the CPU corner with the gold triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle. 4. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it ts in place.

Gold triangle The CPU ts only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!

5. When the CPU is in place, push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked. 6. I n s t a l l a C P U h e a t s i n k a n d f a n following the instructions that came with the heatsink package. 7. C o n n e c t t h e C P U f a n c a b l e t o t h e C P U _ FA N c o n n e c t o r o n t h e motherboard.

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1.7 System memory


1.7.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 2GB system memory using 184-pin PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 unbuffered DDR DIMMs and allow up to 3.2 GB/s data transfer rate. The following gure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets.
DIMM1
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K8V-MX 184-Pin DDR DIMM sockets

1.7.2 Memory congurations


You may install 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
For optimum compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from qualied vendors. See the Qualied Vendors List (QVL) next page.

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80 Pins

104 Pins

DIMM2

Qualied DDR400 DIMMs


The following table lists the PC3200 (DDR400) memory modules that have been tested and qualied for use with this motherboard.
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from qualied vendors for better system performance.

DDR400 Qualied Vendor List (QVL)


Size 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 1GB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB Vendor KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON Inneon Inneon Inneon Inneon Inneon HY HY HY HY CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR MICRON MICRON MICRON MICRON SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG Winbond Winbond Winbond Winbond Elpida Elpida Transcend Transcend Transcend Transcend Transcend Transcend Transcend Transcend Pmi Pmi KINGMAX KINGMAX KINGMAX Model KVR400X64C3A/256 KVR400X64C3A/512 KVR400X64C3A/256 KVR400X64C3A/512 KVR400X64C3A/256 KVR400X64C3A/512 KVR333X64C25/256 KVR333X64C25/512 KVR333X64C25/256 KVR400X64C3A/1G HYS64D32300GU-5-C HYS64D64320GU-5-C HYS64D64300GU-5-B HYS64D32300GU-5-C HYS64D64320GU-5-C HYMD232646D8J-D43 HYMD264646D8J-D43 HYMD232646D8J-J HYMD264646D8J-J VS256MB400 XMS3202v3.1 XMS3205v1.2 VS512MB400 XMS2700v1.1 VS256MB333 XMS2702v3.1 XMS3205v1.2 MT16VDDT6464AG-335GB MT8VDDT3264AG-335GB MT8VDDT3264AG-40BGB MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB M368L3223FTN-CCC M368L6423FTN-CCC M368L3223FTN-CB3 M368L6423FTN-CB3 U24256ADWBG6H20 U24256AAWBG6H20 DDR333-512 U24512ADWBG6H20 U24256ADEPG6H20 U24512ADEPG6H20 DDR400-256 DDR400-256 103004-0720 102709-0001 DDR400-512 DDR400-512 111448-0214 DDR333-512 3208GATA07-04A7 3208GATA01-04A4 MPMB62D-38LT3R MPMC22D-38HT3R MPXB62D-38KT3R Brand Hynix Hynix PSC Hynix KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON Hynix Inneon Inneon Inneon Inneon Inneon Inneon Hynix Hynix Hynix Hynix Value select Inneon Winbond Value select Winbond SAMSUNG Mosel Winbond MICRON MICRON MICRON MICRON SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG Winbond Winbond Winbond Winbond Elpida Elpida SAMSUNG Mosel PSC PSC Mosel SAMSUNG PSC Hynix Pmi Pmi Mosel Hynix KINGMAX Side(s) SS DS SS SS SS DS SS DS DS DS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS DS SS SS DS DS DS SS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS DS SS DS SS SS SS DS DS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS Component DIMM support A* B*

HY5DU56822BT-D43 HY5DU56822BT-D43 A2S56D30BTP HY5DU12822BT-D43 D3208DL3T-5A D3208DH1T-5 D3208DH1T-6 D3208DH1T-6 HY5DU56822BT-D43 HYB25D512800BE-5B HYB25D256800CE-5C HYB25D256800CE-5C HYB25D512800CE-5B HYB25D256800CE-5C HYB25D256800CE-6C HY5DU56822DT-D43 HY5DU56822DT-D43 HY5DU56822BT-J HY5DU56822BT-J VS32M8-5 2B0409 HYB25D256807BT-5B W942508CH-5 VS32M8-5 2B0402 W942508BH-6 K4H5608380-TCB3 V58C2256804SAT6 W942508CH-6 MT46V32M8TG-6TG MT46V32M8TG-6TG MT46V32M8TG-5BG MT46V32M8TG-5BC K4H560838F-TCCC K4H560838F-TCCC K4H560838F-TCB3 K4H560838F-TCB3 W942508CH-5 W942508CH-6 W942508BH-6 W942508CH-5 DD2508AKTA-5C DD2508AMTA K4H560838F-TCCC V58C2256804SAT5B A2S56D3OBTP A2S56D3OATP V58C2256804SAT5B K4H560838F-TCCC A2S56D3OBTP HY5DU56822CT-J PM4D328D50406EU PM4D328S50403DU V58C2256804SAT6 HY5DU56822BT-J KDL388P4LA-50

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DDR400 Qualied Vendors List


Size 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB Vendor Mosel Mosel NANYA NANYA Apacer Apacer Apacer Apacer Smart Smart Smart Smart TwinMOS TwinMOS TwinMOS Promos Promos BiaoXing Vdata Model V826632K24SATG-D3 V826664K24SATG-D3 NT256D64S88B1G-5T NT512D64S8HB1G-5T 77.10636.46G 77.90728.U1G 77.10636.56G 77.10736.11G U24256ADSRG6H20 U24256ADSRG6H20 U24512ADSRG6H20 U24512ADSRG6H20 DDR333-256 M2G9I08A-TT M2G9J16A-TT V826632K24SCTG-D0 V826664K24SCTG-D0 BXXC22D-38KT3B MDYVD6F4G2880B1E0H Brand Mosel Mosel NANYA NANYA SAMSUNG Apacer Mosel Inneon Smart Smart Smart Smart TwinMOS TwinMOS TwinMOS Promos Promos BiaoXing Vdata Side(s) SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS DS SS SS DS SS DS DS SS Component DIMM support A* B* V58C2256804SAT5 V58C2256804SAT5 NT5DS32M8BT-5T NT5DS32M8BT-5T K4H560838E-TCCC AM3A568AJT-6B V58C2256804Sat5B HYB25D256800BT-5B D32M8XS50H3X4AMV D32M8XS60HBX4AMV D32M8XS50H3X4AMV D32M8XS60HBX4AMV TMD7608F8E60B TMD7608F8E501 TMD7608F8E501 V58C2256804SCT5B V58C2256804SCT5B VM256D328BT-5 VDD9616A8A-5C

Legend: ABsupports one module inserted into either slot, in a Single-channel memory conguration. supports on pair of modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory conguration.

SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided

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1.7.3 Installing a DIMM


Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.

Follow these steps to install a DIMM. 1. Locate the DIMM sockets in the motherboard. 2. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward. 3. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the socket.
DDR DIMM notch

Unlocked Retaining Clip

A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it ts in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.

4. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.

Locked Retaining Clip

1.7.4 Removing a DIMM


Follow these steps to remove a DIMM. 1. Simultaneously press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with your ngers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it ips out with extra force.

2. Remove the DIMM from the socket.

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1.8 Expansion slots


In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub-sections describe the motherboard slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

1.8.1 Installing an expansion card


Follow these steps to install an expansion card. 1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card. 2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). 3. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later use. 4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. 5. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier. 6. Replace the system cover.

1.8.2 Conguring an expansion card


After installing the expansion card, congure the card by adjusting the software settings. 1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup. 2. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page. 3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.

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Standard Interrupt Assignments


IRQ
0 1 2 3 4* 5* 6 7* 8 9* 10* 11* 12* 13 14* 15*

Priority
1 2 N/A 11 12 13 14 15 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

System Timer Keyboard Controller Programmable Interrupt Communications Port (COM2) Communications Port (COM1) Sound Card (sometimes LPT2) Floppy Disk Controller Printer Port (LPT1) System CMOS/Real Time Clock ACPI Mode when used IRQ Holder for PCI Steering IRQ Holder for PCI Steering PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port Numeric Data Processor Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel

Standard Function

* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.

IRQ assignments for this motherboard


PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 PCI slot 3 AGP slot INT A shared shared INT B shared INT C shared INT D

When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support Share IRQ or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments; otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.

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1.8.3 PCI slots


The PCI slots support LAN, SCSI, USB, and other PCI cards that comply with PCI specications. The gure below shows a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.

1.8.4 AGP slot


The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports AGP 8X (AGP 3.0) specication. Note the notches on the card golden ngers to ensure that they t the AGP slot on your motherboard.
Install only 1.5V AGP cards on this motherboard! 3.3V AGP cards are not supported in this motherboard.

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1.9 Jumpers
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC) This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The RAM data in CMOS, that include system setup information such as system passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery. To erase the RTC RAM: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. Remove the onboard battery. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2. Replace the battery. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on the CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!

CLRTC
1 2 Normal (Default) 2 3 Clear CMOS

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2. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR) This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up the computer when you press a key on the keyboard (the default value is [Disabled]). This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS (see section 2.5.5 APM Conguration).
KBPWR
2 1 3 2 +5VSB

+5V (Default)
R

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K8V-MX Keyboard power setting

3. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWR12, USBPWR34, USBPWR56, USBPWR78) Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode). The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports. The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumpers are for the internal USB connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW12 USBPW34

1 2

2 3

+5V (Default)

+5VSB

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USBPW78 USBPW56

2 3

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+5V (Default)

+5VSB

The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the system would not power up. The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.

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1.10 Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the rear panel and internal connectors on the motherboard.

1.10.1 Rear panel connectors


1 2 3 4 5 6 11 10 9 8 7

1. PS/2 mouse port (green). This 6-pin port is for a PS/2 mouse. 2. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other devices. 3. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. 4. Line In port. This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape player or other audio sources. In 4- or 6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Rear Speaker Out. 5. Line Out port. This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4- or 6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. 6. Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Bass/Center Speaker.
The functions of the Line Out, Line In, and Microphone ports change when you select the 4- or 6-channel audio conguration as shown in the following table.

Audio ports function variation


Audio ports Light Blue Lime Pink Headphone /2-Channel Line In Line Out Mic In 4-Channel Rear Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Mic In 6-Channel Rear Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Bass/Center

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7. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. 8. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices 9. Video Graphics Adapter port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices. 10. Serial port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices. 11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.

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1.10.2 Internal connectors


1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector is for the provided oppy drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the oppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.

PIN 1

FLOPPY

NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
R

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K8V-MX Floppy disk drive connector

2. Internal audio connector (4-pin CD, AUX) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.

AUX (White) CD (Black)


Ground
R

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Left Audio Channel

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3. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE) These connectors support the provided Ultra ATA/133 IDE hard disk ribbon cable. Connect the cables blue connector to the primary (recommended) or secondary IDE connector, then connect the gray connector to the Ultra ATA/133 slave device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to the Ultra ATA/133 master device. Connecting non-Ultra ATA/133 devices to the secondary IDE connector is recommended.

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K8V-MX IDE connectors

PRI_IDE

PIN 1

PIN 1

Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra ATA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation when you connect the cables. For Ultra ATA/133 IDE devices, use an 80-conductor IDE cable. The hole near the blue connector on the Ultra ATA/133 cable is intentional.

4. Digital audio connector (3- pin SPDIF) This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module that allows digital sound input.
Use 75 ohm impedance matched coaxial cables for your S/PDIF connection. The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.

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SPDIFOUT GND

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SEC_IDE

NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1.

5. CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufcient air ow within the system can damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! CPU_FAN
GND +12V Rotation

CHA_FAN
R

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GND +12V Rotation

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6. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) These connectors are for an ATX 12V power supply. The plugs from the power supply are designed to t these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down rmly until the connectors t completely.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug; otherwise, the system does not boot up. Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 12A on the +12V lead and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The minimum recommended wattage is 300 W, or 350 W for a fully congured system. The system can become unstable or will not boot up if the power is inadequate.

ATX12V
+12V DC GND

ATXPWR
+3.3VDC +3.3VDC GND +5.0VDC GND +5.0VDC GND PWR_OK +5VSB +12.0VDC

+12V DC +3.3VDC GND -12.0VDC

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GND PS_ON# GND GND GND -5.0VDC +5.0VDC +5.0VDC

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7. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2) These connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for Serial ATA hard disks. If you installed Serial ATA hard disks, you may create a RAID 0 or RAID 1 conguration.
SATA2

SATA1

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8. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO) This interface for the Intel front panel audio cable allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.

GND RSATA_TXP1 RSATA_TXN1 GND RSATA_RXP1 RSATA_RXN1 GND

GND RSATA_TXP2 RSATA_TXN2 GND RSATA_RXP2 RSATA_RXN2 GND

AGND +5VA BLINE_OUT_R

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FP_AUDIO
MIC2 MICPWR Line out_R NC Line out_L

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BLINE_OUT_L

9. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78) These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specication that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
NEVER connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!

USB+5V USB_P8USB_P8+ GND NC

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USB78 K8V-MX USB 2.0 connectors

The USB module is purchased separately.

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USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ GND

USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND

USB56

USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC

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10. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL) This connector supports several system chassis-mounted functions.
PLED
PLED+ PLED-

SPEAKER
+5V Ground Ground Speaker PWR Ground

PANEL
IDELED+ IDELED
R

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IDE_LED

RESET PWRSW

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* Requires an ATX power supply.

System power LED This connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

System warning speaker This connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings. Reset button (2-pin RESET) This connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN) This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF. System Management Interrupt (2-pin SMI) This connector is for the chassis-mounted suspend switch that allows you to manually place the system into a suspend mode, or green mode. When in suspend mode, the system activity is instantly decreased to save power and to expand the life of certain system components. Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDLED) This connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or ashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.

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Reset Ground